cannot locate operating system

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    Windows 10

    cannot locate operating system

    My dell 7500 has windows 7(C: drive) and windows 10(F: drive) installed on the single internal HDD. It also has three USB disks used only for data. When I boot I get a message saying that an operating system cannot be found and I should try unplugging my USB drives and then reboot. When I unplug the USB drives and re boot, it finds the windows systems and finishes the boot process with no trouble.
    Checking the BIOS shows only the CD-Rom drive and the three USB drives are listed in the boot order and the drive listing. I then deactivated the "boot from USB drives" item in my BIOS and then the computer boots fine.
    Also, I have been experimenting with Ubuntu on a USB pen drive but have removed it. I suspect that there are some parts of grub hanging around.

    Why can't the bios find my internal HDD which contains the two Windows systems?
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  2. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    You have to get your BIOS boot sequence right. CD ROM as first and then the HDD from which you want to boot. Make sure it contains the bootmgr.
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